Funding boost for the National Library of Australia

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Turnbull Government has announced a $16.4 million funding boost for the National Library of Australia (NLA) as part of the 2016-17 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.


Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, has welcomed this funding announcement that will support the NLA in its delivery of a range of programs and services, including the online database Trove, over a four year period.


“As Senator for the ACT, former NLA Council member and son of NLA employee of 30 years, I have been lobbying hard for this funding,” Senator Seselja said.


The Trove search engine opens up a wealth of resources about Australia and Australians. It features content from more than 1000 libraries, cultural and education institutions in Australia.


Since its launch in 2009, Trove has become a fundamental piece of our national research infrastructure, providing widespread access to museum pieces and documents. There is an average of 57,000 visits to the Trove website every day.


This funding will enable the NLA to add to the collection of digital material available on Trove. It will also be used to upgrade critical information technology infrastructure and to support other vital programs and services.


For more information visit the National Library of Australia’s website.